OSHEA S. BRIGHAM, M. D.
Dr. Oshea S. Brigham is one of the oldest physicians in point of length of practice in Toledo, for through forty
five years he has been a representative of the profession here and is deserving of special mention in this work
because of the valuable service which he has rendered to mankind in the field of his chosen labor. Born in Erie,
Michigan, on the 17th of August, 1852, he is a son of Reed M. and Lucy 5. (Stowell) Brigham, who were natives of
New Hampshire and of Michigan, respectively. The father removed to the Wolverine state in early life and there
engaged in farming for many years. Both he and his wife have passed away.
Oshea S. Brigham attended the public schools and the Toledo high school, from which he was graduated at the age
of seventeen years. He afterward became a student in the University of Michigan, where he completed his course
in 1874, winning the Bachelor of Philosophy degree. He then went to the east, where he entered the Long Island
College Hospital and was graduated with the M. D. degree in 1876. The following year he again came to Toledo, where
he opened an office and has since engaged successfully in practice. He is serving on the staff of St. Vincent's
Hospital and he has long enjoyed a very extensive and important practice. Great, indeed, are the changes which
have occurred in medical and surgical methods since his graduation, but at all times he has kept abreast with the
trend of modern thought and scientific investigation and is thoroughly conversant with the latest ideas and theories
advanced by the most eminent physicians and surgeons of the country. He belongs to the Lucas County Medical Society,
the Toledo Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Association and the .American Medical Association and through
the interchange of thought and experience there is constantly promoting his knowledge and advancing his efficiency.
In addition to his practice he is a director of the Toledo Savings Bank but has concentrated his efforts and attention
practically upon his work as a physician and surgeon.
Dr. Brigham has long been a consistent member of the Washington Congregational church. In 1880 he was united in
marriage to Miss Carrie A. Mulhollen of Erie, Michigan, a daughter of Samuel and Frances (Gager) Muthollen. Dr.
and Mrs. Brigham have a son, who, like his father, is now a prominent physician and surgeon of Toledo. This is
Dr. Reed O. Brigham, also practicing in Toledo, where the family name has long been a synonym for high professional
standards and marked ability.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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